There’s no denying that having a crisis at some point in our lives, not once but many times, is inevitable.
Maybe you’re someone who is engulfed in a crisis right now and going through a tough time. Something new and unexpected just came up in your life, or some bad choices and habits finally caught up with you and are bringing pain and misery to you right now.
It’s easy to get disheartened and crushed, and accept defeat, but the truth is that it won’t make your situation any better. Defeatism and victimhood will only keep us stuck.
Instead, it’s best to focus all our energy and effort on the tiny glimmer of hope. There’s always a little opportunity around the corner that make our situation better, and we need to direct our attention single-mindedly on that thing.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that all problems and adversities can be fixed by waving a magic wand, but we can always figure out a way to make our current circumstances better in whatever way possible. As Seneca said, “Apply yourself to thinking through difficulties—hard times can be softened, tight squeezes widened, and heavy loads made lighter for those who can apply the right pressure.”
Whatever we go through in our life, we can assure ourselves that we are going to be okay and things will get back on track again. During difficult times, we can all remember Marie Forleo’s philosophy, “Everything is figureoutable”.
No matter what challenge you may be facing right now, there is always a way to figure out a good solution.